Image: Visit Songjiang

Normally, if you heard the news that a bunch of creatures were spotted dancing around a much, much taller version of said creatures, you'd be a little concerned that some sort of arcane rite was being performed. We can't say for certain that that's not the case, but at least it's cute.

Back on November 18th, games industry insider Daniel Ahmad posted a few pictures of a mystery, ten-metre-tall Pikachu outside a new Shanghai mall. Today, the reason for the large boi has been revealed: he's part of a partnership between The Pokémon Company and the grand opening of Songjiang INCITY, and he's also a totem around which the smaller dancing Pikachus (which get trotted out at pretty much every event, and sometimes deflate) can gather.

It's all part of a much larger collab, with even more large Pokémon, pop-up stores, and special events in the mall:

As it turns out, Songjiang INCITY is far from the first Shanghai mall to have a Pokémon connection — there's also a mall called Metro City that's shaped like a Pokéball:

Which Pokémon would you be most hyped to see as a ten-metre-tall statue? Let us know in the comments.

[source twitter.com]